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Blood Father (2016)

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An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.


Peter Craig (screenplay by), Andrea Berloff (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... Link
Erin Moriarty ... Lydia
Diego Luna ... Jonah
Michael Parks ... Preacher
William H. Macy ... Kirby
Miguel Sandoval ... Arturo Rios
Dale Dickey ... Cherise
Richard Cabral ... Joker
Daniel Moncada ... Choop
Ryan Dorsey ... Shamrock
Raoul Max Trujillo ... The Cleaner (as Raoul Trujillo)
Brandi Cochran Brandi Cochran ... Lydia's Mother
Katalina Parrish ... Link's Client
Cameron Cipta Cameron Cipta ... Freckles
Lucien Dale ... Blonde Boy


An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Father Makes His Own Justice

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language throughout and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]




English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sangre de mi sangre See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Raoul Max Trujillo has worked with Mel Gibson before. He played a major role as the Chief warrior in Apocalypto (2006), which was directed by Gibson. See more »


When Lydia tries to buy cigarettes at what appears to be a Walmart she is denied because she has no ID. State and federal law requires her to be 18 to purchase tobacco, and rifle or shotgun ammunition, and 21 to purchase ammunition that you identify to be destined for a pistol. The cashier allowing her to buy 9mm ammunition, having to believe that she is at least 18 years old (some rifles are chambered in 9mm, so she could purchase it), but not allowing her to buy cigarettes, is ridiculous. See more »


Lydia: I don't wanna say too much because you see my boyfriend wanted us to get married so I wouldn't be able to testify against him in court.
Link: Pretty romantic.
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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »


Bloody Corner
Interpreted by White & Spirit
Composed by Mike Kourtzer
(p) 2015 Cercle Rouge Productions
(c) Mike Kourtzer, all right reserved
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Nice Return for Mel.....
26 August 2016 | by daffystruckSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. The story was a little convenient (that's all I can say without spoiling), but I was pleasantly surprised. Mel seemed at the top of his game or very close to it. William H Macy was perfect and would have liked to see more of him. He is always a plus to the cast no matter what the movie. He really is a pleasure to watch. Erin Moriarty showed a good emotional range. The Villains were menacing enough and posed a valid threat. I appreciated the fact that this movie wasn't using nudity and a lot of sleazy humor. (one naked mannequin, or blowup doll in the background) Its nice to see a classic action/drama movie reminiscent of the 80s/90s. If you were ever a fan of Mel Gibson's, Definitely Check this one out. :-)

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